2011 – 2012 Season

June 2012 Event

by on Jun.07, 2012, under 2011 – 2012 Season, Archives

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH presents…

Make Space Ship and LightTroupe at Really Big Video

Interactive CG installations designed by Portland artists for the June First Thursday in the Pearl
  • Thursday, June 7th, 2012 at Really Big Video NW 10th and Hoyt
  • Gallery opens at 5pm, the interactivity runs throughout the evening until 9pm
  • Admission to this event is free to everyone!
  • Live musical performances by Gaea and Plantrae
Join us at Really Big Video for a special hands-on preview event of Make Space Ship, special demonstrations designed by LightTroupe and live acoustic music by local artists Gaea and Plantrae.
This will be a night of demonstration and celebration, welcoming the summer and the fruition of creative and technical endeavors. Multiple stations will be available showcasing unique, interactive computer graphics ready to be played with by all participants. Take command of the Make Space Ship and create delightful triangular space things using this up-and-coming mobile app. Special one-off poster prints are  available from the creator, Surya Buchwald. LightTroupe will be demonstrating its latest web-cam fractal technology, interactive musical drawing and the LightPiano Starfield, a piano driven field of falling stars.
Purchase tickets or membership
  • renew or join online
  • pay for membership at the door, bring cash or a check.
Location Really Big Video, NW 10th and Hoyt, Portland, OR 97209
Supporters Really Big Video, Surya Buchwald and LightTroupe
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June 2012 Event

by on May.25, 2012, under 2011 – 2012 Season, Archives

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH recommends…

VanCon 2012

Celebrity Guests from “The Simpsons” and “The Walking Dead” Highlight Van Con Pop Culture Collectibles Show at Westfield Vancouver Mall

Five-Time Emmy Award-Winning Animator Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons”) and actor Kevin Galbraith (“The Walking Dead”) are slated to appear at the Van Con Pop Culture/Collectibles Show to be held at the Westfield Vancouver Mall, June 9-10, 2012.

Ortiz will be on hand to draw portraits of attendees and to unveil an exclusive, limited-edition Avengers print featuring The Simpsons cast that will be autographed for this show only. Only 100 prints will be available. Galbraith played a pivotal role on last season’s “Walking Dead” as the “walker” that Carl taunted, which eventually led to Dale’s demise. Galbraith will also be part of the “The Walking Dead” VIP Package ($30), which features an 8×10 autographed photo of Galbraith, a T-shirt, a Q&A session and a souvenir “Walking Dead” lanyard.

Comics, CDs, DVDs, anime, toys, video games, T-shirts, sports cards, records, model kits, movie memorabilia and much more will be featured at Van Con.

Van Con hours are: 10am-9pm on June 9th, and 11am-6pm on June 10th.

For more information, visit Westfield Vancouver Mall is located at 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662.

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May 2012 Event

by on May.23, 2012, under 2011 – 2012 Season, Archives

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH presents…

On the Cusp

Game Design and Interactive Animation conversation with Musicians and Composers of the PSU New Music Network

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and PSU New Music Network presnt: On the Cusp

Keynote discussion on the emergence of orchestrated musical interactivity in games, animation and CG

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the Portland State University Lincoln Hall, Room 225
  • Registration, appetizers and conversation starts at 7:00 pm; networking afterward
  • In collaboration with the PSU New Music Network
  • RSVP to “cascade siggraph at gmail dot com” so that we can plan for refreshments

Join the Portland State University New Music Network and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH as game designers, musical composers discuss the ways that modern game technology and techniques empower musicians.

Topics cover classic methods of music in games, musically responsive graphics, ways for composers to get involved in the industry, and emerging trends in musical interactivity. The event will include information and conversation and serve as the starting point for an ongoing relationship between game designers, musicians and computer graphic artists.

Location Portland State University Lincoln Hall, Room 225 (SW Market Street and Park Avenue) 1620 Southwest Park Avenue Portland, OR 97201  Parking is available on the street. We recommend you carpool or use public transportation, if possible. Trimet buses and Max trains stop near PSU, as can be seen at

Registration and Amenities Although entrance to this event is free, information regarding annual local membership to Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and the New Music Network will be available at the door or online. Also please check out our information at Light appetizers will be available to attendees.

About the PSU New Music Network The mission of the Portland State University New Music Network is to facilitate collaboration between performers, composers, artists and creative organizations; and to provide a forum where students can share and exchange new music.

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January 2012 Event

by on Jan.11, 2012, under 2011 – 2012 Season, Archives

Global Game Jam banner
with Portland’s own PIG Squad

Come Jam with fellow game designers over the weekend of January 27–29, 2012. This is your opportunity to make a locally produced game in 48 hours! The GGJ (Global Game Jam) has many different groups around the world creating games, playing, and focusing intensely on a full weekend of game development. This year, the IGDA (International Game Developers Association) Portland experience is at the Art Institute and organized by Will Lewis of the Portland Indie Game Squad (PIG Squad). There are two computer labs and one chill / food room reserved continuously for 48 hours. This innovative, creative, experimental event will be exciting and you can get more information at and register to participate in making a game at,75.0/topicseen.html


  • game creation limited to 50 registrants — so register now if you want to participate;
  • teams will be formed on site at the beginning of the event;
  • all game mediums are welcome (board, video, traditional);
  • anyone, 16 years or older, may participate;
  • no entrance fee;
  • available tools: computers with Unity, UDK, Adobe Suite, Maya/Max, Office Suite;
  • on-site security and auditorium space available.

Light snacks will be available in the side room. Interviews and input for the SIGGRAPH newsletter will be conducted or collected on Friday evening.

Location and Transportation

The Art Institute of Portland
1122 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR 97212.

Directions and map can be found at:

About PIG Squad
The Portland Indie Game Squad is a community for video game developers and players everywhere, providing events, resources, news, and networking opportunities! For more information, visit or mail “pigsquad at gmail dot com.”

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Minutes January 4th 2012

by on Jan.05, 2012, under 2011 – 2012 Season, Archives

Attending: Demetra Gilmore Arnett (DGA), Patrick Coan (PC), Serena Reidy

Minutes :
Review Computer Animation Festival
Post Announcement for the IGDA Game Jam: Jan 27-28th
One month lead on Arts and Entertainment
Google Calander
Portland Indie Game Jam
Contact Devon and Andrew
Liquid Development
Pigsquad Skillz
Night and Day Studios Buzzmonkey Software Machine Works
Somagames, Newberg OR

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October 2011 Event

by on Sep.20, 2011, under 2011 – 2012 Season, Archives

The Electronic Theater

Featured Selections of the Computer Animation Festival from SIGGRAPH 2011

Enjoy the best animation work of the year. The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is one of the world’s most prestigious film and video extravaganzas, showcasing dazzling and innovative imagery in invited and submitted works selected by a distinguished jury of computer graphics experts and specialists. The SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater is always one of the highlights at each year’s conference.

We are fortunate to be able to screen the Electronic Theater from the SIGGRAPH 2011 Conference held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, this past August. This is an extraordinary opportunity for anyone that was not able to attend SIGGRAPH 2011. Admittance to a single CAF Screening at the conference costs quite a bit so the admission for this event is a tremendous bargain.

  • Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Members free Non-Members $6.00
  • Non-Members Students $5.00 with current student ID
Purchase tickets or membership
  • to renew or join Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, go to then click on join and join now;
  • to purchase non-member tickets with a credit card, go to;
  • to pay at the door, bring cash or a check.
Location and Transportation
  • PCC Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building, Room 104 (Killingsworth and Albina)
  • 705 North Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97212

The campus is close-in to downtown Portland and there is parking available across the street in the PCC parking lot for a fee. Carpooling is also recommended as limited street parking is available. Please see the following for location and directions:,+Portland,+OR+97217+(PCC+Cascade+Campus)&hl=en.

Registration and Amenities: this and other Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH meetings are free to Cascade Chapter members. Nonmembers will need to pay a $6.00 admission fee at the door. Annual local membership can be purchased at our website at our website,, under join, or at the door for $25.00 a year for professionals and $18.00 for students. We accept cash or checks at the door. For this event, prepayment is available the at Light appetizers will be available to attendees.

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September 2011 Event

by on Sep.01, 2011, under 2011 – 2012 Season, Archives

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH recommends…

Drunken Ninjas, Robot Police, Zombie Pigeons

at Best of the NW Animation Festival 2011

If you missed Portland’s first NW Animation Festival this summer, here’s a second chance. “Best of the Fest” showcases 28 short films from around the world that are in turn funny, heart-touching, and profound. This special one-night event includes films from two Oscar-nominees, and many other award-winning artists. Attending filmmakers will answer questions from the audience following each block of shorts.

A feast for animation lovers, there are delights here for every taste. Just Can’t Trust a Drunk Ninja hilariously warns us about the danger of intoxicated, weapon-carrying ninjas. The Nose, based on a story by Nikolai Gogol, tells the surreal tale of a vain civil servant who wakes up one morning to find that his own nose has disappeared. The Lighthouse touchingly portrays a father’s unwavering, life-long support of his son’s dreams — like a lighthouse forever lighting for the boats.

Find more information at:


Saturday September 10 — one night only, with two different shorts blocks at 7 and 9 pm.


  • $8 for one block / $10 for a pass to both.
  • Purchase tickets here:
  • $1 discount for Cascade SIGGRAPH members — use promo code “SIGGRAPH” online, or mention it at the door.


the Hollywood Theatre — main auditorium
4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR  97212


In addition to street parking around the theatre, Hollywood patrons can park in the Broadway Medical Clinic lot (4212 NE Broadway).

Block 1 (90 Min)

  • Ursula 1000 — Rocket by Eric Kilkenny
  • Timber by Adam Fisher
  • Heart by Erick Oh
  • Spirit of the Bluebird by Jesse Gouchey & Xstine Cook
  • Chicxulub by Christopher Purdin
  • Gerald’s Last Day by Justin & Shel Rasch
  • Ruby Rocket, Private Detective by Sam Niemann & Stacey Hallal
  • The Necessities of Life by Gerald Guthrie
  • Zero by Christopher & Christine Kezelos
  • Cheez…z by Arut Tantasirin
  • Operation: Fish by Jeff Riley
  • Breath by Kartika Mediani
  • The Nose by Neil Burns & Dean Holmes
  • Old-Time Film by Barbara Tetenbaum & Marilyn Zornado

Block 2 (97 Min)

  • Medusa by Nick DiLiberto
  • The Quiet Life by Timothy Hittle
  • Just Can’t Trust a Drunk Ninja by Greg Doble
  • Ruby Rocket, Private Detective Web Series by Sam Niemann & Stacey Hallal
  • Slow Joe by Philip Gray & Stephen Boot
  • The Lighthouse by Po Chou Chi
  • The Box Game by The Box Game Collective
  • Transformations on Bartók by Stephen Campbell
  • Missionary by Mike A. Smith
  • In the Fall of Gravity by Ron Cole
  • Good Bot Bad Bot by Marcus Ng & Nick Matthews
  • Something Left, Something Taken by Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata
  • Landscape with Duck by Patrick Neary
  • 4 Frames by Brad Pattullo

Northwest Animation Festival Links

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June 2011 Board Meeting

by on Jul.19, 2011, under 2011 – 2012 Season, Archives


  • Attending:Demetra (DGA), Patrick (PC),  Floyd Archie Buchanon (FAB), Daniel Sabin (DS)
  • Not attending; AJ DeFlaminis (AJD); Herc Silverstein (HS); Greg Walters (GW);     Serena Reidy (SR).


  • Social on the 27th @ the Thirsty Lion
    • Announcement sent out to the pool by the 19th
  • Add Social Media Icons to the site
    • Patrick
  • Officers
    • Requirements- There are certain requirements that our chapter must meet for individuals to be considered as officers
      • Individual must be:
        • A chapter member
        • an ACM member
        • a SIGGRAPH member
      • the board can cover membership fees
    • Available Positions:
      • Webmaster
      • Public Relations

Action Items

  • Obtain a solid understanding of all the positions requirements
  • Archie needs a clear starting point
  • Cards- we need a Secretary and Treasurer card
  • Define an Announcement Template
  • Web Training Meeting
  • Year End Financial Statement
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July 2011 Event

by on Jul.17, 2011, under 2011 – 2012 Season, Archives

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH presents…

Social | Networking Night

Join us for a fun, free event, meet others in your field and enjoy a night at the Thirsty Lion ― including Pub Quiz Trivia, Happy Hour, and Live Music

On Wednesday July 27, 2011, starting at 6:00 pm

  • The Thirsty Lion, in Oldtown Portland at 2nd and Ash;
  • 71 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204; (503) 222-2155;
  • See or;
  • 6:00 to 8:00 pm Chapter Networking Event, concurrent with Pub promotions;
  • (5:00 to 6:00 pm Chapter Board Meeting);
  • Find out about SIGGRAPH 2011
  • If you going to the National Conference in Vancouver, BC, speak with others from your chapter that are going and make plans;
  • Give your input to the chair and secretary that are representing your chapter at the conference — both at the chapters development meeing and at the Business Think Tank Symposium;
  • Meet your new 2011 – 2012 board.

New: you can now join or renew your membership online Join Now.

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